S.433 - CAMPUS Safety Act of 2013
A bill to establish and operate a National Center for Campus Public Safety.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. NATIONAL CENTER FOR CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY.
‘(H) Making subawards to institutions of higher education and other nonprofit organizations to assist the National Center for Campus Public Safety in carrying out the functions of the Center required under section 509(b).’; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘SEC. 509. NATIONAL CENTER FOR CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY.
‘(a) Definition of Institution of Higher Education- In this section, the term ‘institution of higher education’ has the meaning given the term in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (
20 U.S.C. 1001).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(b) Authority To Establish and Operate Center- The Attorney General may establish and operate a National Center for Campus Public Safety (referred to in this section as the ‘Center’).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(1) provide quality education and training for public safety personnel of institutions of higher education and their collaborative partners, including campus mental health agencies;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) serve as a clearinghouse for the identification and dissemination of information, policies, protocols, procedures, and best practices relevant to campus public safety, including off-campus housing safety, the prevention of violence against persons and property, and emergency response and evacuation procedures;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(4) coordinate with the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Education, State, local and tribal governments and law enforcement agencies, private and nonprofit organizations and associations, and other stakeholders, to develop protocols and best practices to prevent, protect against and respond to dangerous and violent situations involving an immediate threat to the safety of the campus community;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(6) identify campus safety information (including ways to increase off-campus housing safety) and identify resources available from the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Education, State, local, and tribal governments and law enforcement agencies, and private and nonprofit organizations and associations;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(7) promote cooperation, collaboration, and consistency in prevention, response, and problem-solving methods among public safety and emergency management personnel of institutions of higher education and their campus- and non-campus-based collaborative partners, including law enforcement, emergency management, mental health services, and other relevant agencies;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(8) disseminate standardized formats and models for mutual aid agreements and memoranda of understanding between campus security agencies and other public safety organizations and mental health agencies; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) ensure coordination with campus public safety resources within the Department of Homeland Security, including within the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Department of Education; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) in compiling such report, assess instances of duplicative activity, if any, performed through grants distributed to carry out this section and other grant programs maintained by the Department of Justice, the Department of Education, and the Department of Homeland Security; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) make such report available on the Department of Justice website and submit such report to the Senate and House Judiciary Committees and the Senate and House Appropriations Committees.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.
Nothing in this Act or the amendments made by this Act shall preclude public elementary and secondary schools or their larger governing agencies from receiving the informational and training benefits of the National Center for Campus Public Safety authorized under section 509 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as added by this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink